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Review of Nice People Finish First

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Nice People Finish First" by Paul Wright.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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In Nice People Finish First, Paul Wright prompted me to think deeply. There is a myriad of topics under discussion, and among them is mental health. How many people are battling depression from the loss of jobs or grave illnesses like leukemia and lymphoma? How many have given up on life and committed suicide? A few months ago, I buried a close friend who had been battling colon cancer without my knowledge.

Paul discusses four chief principles: humility, appreciation, love, and forgiveness. Throughout the work, he initializes them as "H.A.L.F." He then includes a fifth principle— spirituality. Wright then dissects the principles and notes their benefits at an individual, relationship, and marriage level. In an instance, he talks about the power of listening and exploring the positives in others, whether spouses, friends, or one's children. The author includes citations of notable psychologists like B. F. Skinner. In addition, he lists some of his down moments: alcoholism, divorce, near bankruptcy, eviction, etc.

I loved that Paul was realistic and understanding while discussing sensitive issues. For instance, when it comes to particulars of marriage and couples, he did not side with one party. Instead, Wright talks about communication. He says that healthy communication is paramount to building a healthy relationship and marriage.

Further, I adored how he incorporated examples of his personal experiences and incidents of clients he has dealt with over the years. I enjoyed one instance about a couple who came to him for therapy. It then dawned on Paul that the issue with the duo was poor communication. The husband, Matt, barely looked into his wife's eyes while conversing. Not knowing the intensity of the words he sometimes used, when Matt looked into his wife's eyes and saw her crying, he improved his ways of dialogue, and things became better from then onward.

I picked this publication intending to gain knowledge and explore the words of an experienced psychotherapist. Oh boy! The work is immensely revolutionary! Moreover, Wright gives credit to books written by other authors. In other words, he is not a self-absorbed author.

I award the book 4 out of 4 stars because there was not a sole thing to despise. I only found a few grammatical errors, so it is well edited. The volume does not discriminate against religions. Instead, the author acknowledges Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and atheists. If you're a reader looking to absorb knowledge on mental health and life skills, then I recommend this book.

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Post by Paully_ »

They book touched a lot of important issues and subject matter. Anyone can a pick a lesson and learn something new from this wholesome book.
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Post by Seybi »

This book was written based on experience and life itself. I like the part about communication, which is very important in every relationship whether as friends or lovers. Readers would surely learn from this book.
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Post by Mrs D O »

I think your review shows how much you fully appreciate this book and that it was enlightening. I was impressed with the details you gave and how you expressed your opinion of it. Thank you.
The volume does not discriminate against religions. Instead, the author acknowledges Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and atheists. If you're a reader looking to absorb knowledge on mental health and life skills, then I recommend this book.
It's helpful to know the author strives to avoid religious bias, that aspect appeals to me.
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Post by Kyrian007 »

I felt uplifted after reading the review. I love self-help books like this because the solution to similar problems of the majority like depression and many more are always made available to the readers. Thanks for a wonderful review.
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Post by Chinenye Achilike »

I think this book will be a good read because it is based on Paul's real-life experiences and not just a theoretical aspect to life.
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I know a couple of people that would benefit from this book. Thank you for raising awareness. Great review!
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Paul's life experiences taught me many things about life. We as human must always take things step by step and avoid being faster than our shadow.
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Post by Gift Mazibuko »

The 4 chief principles and their benefits was the highlight for me and also teaching on mental health issues was a plus because many suffer in silence and are struggling and battling mental illness alone instead of seeking psychological help or principle number 5 which is spirituality. nice review
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I love self-help books especially ines that teach out of experience.i would love to read this book. Awesome review
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Post by Yasmine M »

Thank you for the review. It is a very much needed self-help book in our modern world and I am intrigued on how the author approaches the 5 principles (H.A.L.F+ Spirituality). I can't wait to know more about his experiences and observations.
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Post by Daniel Jatto 1 »

You have done an insightful review of the book. It sure looks like one to add to one's shelf.
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